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5 Ways to Enjoy Boulder Farms with Kids

Homegrown fun and simple country pleasures (think strawberry-stained chins and hay stuck in your hair) will have every member of your family grinning from ear to ear.

1. Big. Red. Barn.

At Longmont’s Agricultural Heritage Center, tour a historical farm, pretend to be a draft horse to see how much weight you can pull, and watch as little ones push buttons inside a tractor cab and play at the fruit stand.

2. Pumpkins for Lil’ Punkins 

During harvest time, Rock Creek Farm goes all out, with acres of pumpkin patches, jumpy castles, slides, farm animals, a hay bale maze and a corn maze – all with a sweeping vista of the Rocky Mountains.


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3. Mehhhhh

Meet baby farm animals and learn regenerative farming at The Golden Hoof. Call for visiting times.

4. The Family That Farms Together 

Volunteer in the vegetable fields at Sunflower Farm for some quality bonding time. Or make a reservation to pick apples together at YA YA Farm & Orchard, for a memorable experience among the pretty orchard rows.

5. Seeds of Peace 

The Children’s Peace Garden is a great place to wander, snap some photos under the charming rainbow entryway with the gorgeous Flatirons as a backdrop, and teach little minds about some of Boulder’s most cherished ethos: locally grown health foods, kindness, community and peace.